Frequently Asked Questions
Simply put, carpentry is the trade of cutting and joining timber in order to construct buildings or other structures and other woodworks while a carpenter is a person skilled at carpentry.
Here at NW Finish Carpentry in Star Idaho, our woodwork and remodel services includes demolition, molding, installation, remodeling, renovation, restoration, trimwork, or woodwork ideas for the following inside your homes:

  • Accent Walls
  • Base
  • Builtins, Built In Desk, Built In Library
  • Benches, Mudroom Bench
  • Box Beams, Maple Beams, Rustic Beams, Timber Beams
  • Crown Molding
  • Door, Door Install, Barn Doors, Bypass Doors, French Doors, Hidden Doors, Pocket Doors, Secret Doors
  • Cabinets, Built In Cabinets, Contemporary Cabinets
  • Custom Cabinetry
  • Custom Closets, California Closets
  • Custom Pantry
  • Custom Shelving, Floating Shelves
  • Custom Beam Work, Newel Post Beams, 
  • Custom Woodwork
  • Fireplace
  • Hood
  • Handrails
  • Hardwood Flooring
  • Insert Base Molding
  • Panels, Paneling
  • Reclaimed Wood
  • Spindles
  • Skirt Board, Euro Skirt
  • Stage Crown
  • Stairs, Stair Treads, Floating Stairs
  • Square Baseboard
  • Windows, Window Casing, Casing
  • Wall Decor
  • Wood Columns

The average lead time for any kind of custom furniture, near Boise Idaho, is between 6-14 weeks. Depending on external factors, the lead time can take as long as 18 weeks.
A custom woodworker allows you to personalize every aspect of your home so it shows off and reflects who you are. By tailoring the design, hardware, and colors of a piece, you get the opportunity to make it your own. So when visitors come into your home, you can offer an experience that won’t be found anywhere else. See how our Star Idaho team can transform your space!
NW Finish Cabinetry professionals located in Boise, ID enjoy a lot of types of woodworking. The best types of woodwork includes:

  • Construction Related
  • Intarsia and Marquetry (Wood Mosaics)
  • Woodcarving
  • Woodturning
  • Pyrography (Wood Burning)
  • Scroll Sawing


Here are lists of natural wood that can help you in choosing with custom furniture you’d like to get for your house or property investment:

  • Softwood: Softwoods come from conifer trees which produce cones and have needles. Some common types of softwood trees include fir, redwood, pine, poplar, cedar, and spruce.
  • Hardwood: Hardwoods are deciduous, flowering or nut-producing trees which have the combination of hardness, strength, toughness and stiffness are unmatched. The types of hardwood include black walnut, brazilian cherry, red cherry, tongue and groove, and white oak.

Wood crafting is a skill and practice in anything relating to woodcarving while carpentry focuses on the skill trade and craft in cutting, shaping and installation of building materials during the construction of buildings, ships, timber bridges, concrete formwork, and the like.
Yes, carpenters specialize in woodworking, making furniture and buildings from wood and repairing various wooden things. The best type of carpenter to do this is a cabinetmaker who does fine and detailed craftsman work specializing in the making of cabinets made from wood, wardrobes, dressers, storage chests, and other furniture designed for storage.
When you consider materials and labor, it typically costs $5.70 to $8.95 per linear foot to redo baseboards or for a baseboard install in general. If you need your existing baseboards removed, expect to add another $50 to $100 per hour in labor costs. For a home with a perimeter of 144 feet costs $1,060 on average. But homeowners may pay as low as $720 and as much $1,300.
It really depends on the client’s choice, but remember that baseboards do not have factory-applied prime. The best practice is to have a raw wood surface primed before painting.
While many people use glue to secure baseboards to the wall, the most secure way to attach your baseboards is to nail them because nails prevent the board from flexing over time, and they can easily be removed once the board is taken off.
Window casing are the moldings that go around your window frames. They are installed outside to seal the window frame to the house blocking cold air from entering the interior.
Window casing are the moldings that go around your window frames. They are installed outside to seal the window frame to the house blocking cold air from entering the interior.
Very! If you want your building or renovation project to have a finished work look, we highly recommend an interior window casing and an interior trim design plan!
A newel post is at a fixed length of 750mm to 850 mm long excluding the peg. The newel base makes up the remainder of the height of the newel post.
Due to the wide ranging differences in materials and quality, the average cost of new cabinets range widely from $100 to $1,200 per linear foot. For example, a 10-by-10 foot kitchen would run anywhere from $2,000 to $24,000, though most fall in the range of $4,000 to $13,000.
We all know that cabinets are a luxury furniture piece in anyone’s home, but the option of building your own cabinet can save you a bit of time and money.
Fireplace inserts can definitely help you to cut down on your heating bill and it offers a slower, more efficient burn rate providing up to five hours of uninterrupted heat. Plus, it consumes less fuel and has heating efficiencies of 80+ percent!
If properly maintained, your fireplace insert can last 20-30 years or more, making them one of the greatest investments in your home.
An average cost to install barn doors is ranging between $200 to $1000. You can have a barn style sliding door that functions as an entrance to a garage or barn and even as a modern style interior design sliding door, giving your home that traditional appearance. A sliding barn door can cost about $900 with average prices ranging from $550 to $1,250 including installation cost.
Pocket doors come in many sizes and a standard doorway of 30 inches is the most common inside a home. The average cost to install a new pocket door is  between $600 to $4,250.
For a contemporary design kitchen, the best type of wood for a cabinet install is oak, most especially red oak as it is strong, durable, and relatively inexpensive for wood kitchen cabinets. It’s available in a wide range of styles and finishes. This wood is surely an option for stock, semi-custom, and custom-made cabinets.
The best hardwood floors that are best to install are live oak, maple, ebony, and cherry flooring are all great choices! Other species can include bamboo, walnut, ash, and mahogany.
The purpose of crown molding is to be a decorative finishing element to be used for capping cabinets, columns, and interior walls at the point where the wall meets the ceiling.
Crown molding can lead to an increased home value and a positive return of investment depending on how much you have invested. A typical crown molding will cost between $200 to $600 dollars to install per room.
There are a wide variety of office types that you can apply to your dream home, coworking space, serviced office, sublet office, or shared office. We know this industry inside out so let us break it down for you:

  • Private Office
  • Coworking Desk
  • Virtual Office
  • Enterprise Office

The best office design layouts create a sense of collaboration and creativity by designing in large, open plan spaces. Generally speaking, a cluster workstation is an example of one of the most efficient office layouts.
A shiplap is a kind of wooden board that is used for constructing sheds, barns, and other rustic buildings with excess reclaimed wood and timber.
A shiplap is more expensive than drywall. A decent quality shiplap will cost around $16 to $24 while a drywall with an equal quality will only retail for $12 to $15.
The purpose of wainscoting is to protect your home’s walls from chair or table damage, scuff marks from footwear, and other damaging elements.
Yes, maple is most certainly a strong wood! Maple is actually second in hardness to hickory wood. Maple makes a natural choice for many different types of flooring.